United Kingdom

Burlington House, Piccadilly
Phone: General 020 7300 8000 Rec
Fax: General 020 7300 8001

Royal Academy Of Arts - London

The Royal Academy of Arts is an independent institution, led by distinguished artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.

Permanent Collection

The John Madejski Fine Rooms. Opened in March 2004, these magnificently restored 18th-century rooms display highlights from the RA’s Collection, including works by Turner, Constable, Reynolds and Hockney, with a rotating programme of exhibitions.


Current exhibitions include Chola: Sacred Bronzes of Southern India (until 25 February 2007) in the Sackler Wing of Galleries; Elegant Variation: The Architecture of H.T. Cadbury-Brown RA (until 21 January 2007) in the Tennant Room, The John Madejski Fine Rooms; At Home: Portraits of Artists in the Royal Academy Collection (until 27 November 2007) in The John Madejski Fine Rooms; Frank’s Colour: Paintings by Frank Bowling RA (until 14 March 2007) in the Sir Hugh Casson Room for Friends of the Royal Academy; Schadenfreude (until 5 February 2007) in the Café Gallery; and Facing the Façade (until 31 January 2007) on the Architecture on the Ramp programme.

Previous Exhibitions

Visit for exhibitions over the past 2 years

Exhibitions (1)

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Opening hours

10am-6pm daily, until 10pm on Fridays

Getting there

Nearest Underground Green Park and Piccadilly Circus, buses 9, 14, 19, 22 and 38 stop outside.


Cycling to the Royal Academy
There is a bicycle rack in the courtyard.
We regret that we cannot accept suitcases, hold-alls or backpacks in the cloakroom or in the galleries. Items may be subject to search. Bags must be no larger than 280mm width by 380mm height and 400mm depth.
Academy restaurant
Designed by Norman Shaw in 1885, the renovation has been led by London-based architects MUMA. The Academy Restaurant is an ideal setting for art lovers to relax and enjoy a delicious buffet menu amid celebrated murals by Fred Appleyard, Harold Speed, Gilbert Spencer and Leonard Rosoman. The renovation has enabled these murals to be illuminated for the first time, fulfilling the original intentions of the artists. With no entrance fee to the Royal Academy, this is a great meeting place for anyone in the vicinity of Piccadilly and St James's.
Opening times
12pm-3pm Saturday to Thursday (until 30 January 2007)
12pm-4.30pm Friday; table service dinner 6.15pm-10pm (last orders 8.30pm)
Gallery Café
Designed by Foster Associates, and situated on the ground floor next to the lift, the café has a light contemporary feel. Serving a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and pastries this is an ideal place to visit for a light snack and drink.
10am–5.30pm daily (7.30pm Friday).
We welcome all dogs for disabled people, including guide dogs. Please ask a Red Collar security guard if you require a dog bowl for your dog.
Disabled parking
We have two disabled parking spaces available for badge holders. Please telephone 020 7300 8028 or e-mail to book a parking space. We recommend that you book a least one week in advance of your...+ [ Read all ]

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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